Following the launch of Cornelia Parker RA's One More Time art installation at the station in May, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the Terrace Wires in the Community school art project judged by High Speed 1 Ltd. (owner of the station) CEO Nicola Shaw along with Cornelia Parker herself.
Six schools from across London and Kent took part in the project this year with more than 50 entries being submitted but after much deliberation Charlie Bacon, a year 7 pupil from the John Wallis Academy in Ashford, was selected as the overall winner.
Charlie’s creation was based on the same themes that inspired Cornelia's piece, astrology and the passage of time, with her modern monochrome interpretation impressing both judges.
The 10 finalists this year, including overall winner Charlie, were as follows:
Charlie Bacon, John Wallis Academy (Ashford)
Debbie Spendley & Daisy Starling, John Wallis Academy (Ashford)
Pluto class, Drayton Park Primary School (Highbury)
Zayd Akalwaya, Northwold Primary School (Hackney)
Shania, Northwold Primary School (Hackney)
Luqmaan Sahar, Northwold Primary School (Hackney)
Keynne Lafayette, Argyle Primary School (Camden)
Raudah Osman, Argyle Primary School (Camden)
Alexander, Franks Barnes School For Deaf Children (King’s Cross)
Chyna-Rae, Winton Primary School (Islington)
This year is the first of a four-year partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Terrace Wires, the station’s commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists, and Charlie was rewarded for her winning efforts with a tour of the RA’s Summer Exhibition with her class.
The students were also invited to the station to view Charlie’s artwork, displayed alongside the original piece that inspired her creation, where she was also presented with a certificate by both of the Terrace Wires in the Community judges, Nicola and Cornelia.
Well done to Charlie along with the rest of the children who took part in this year's project - we're already looking forward to the next one in 2016!
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.